In the fanfic world, the word “drabble” has at times been applied to a work of any length, provided it is very short. More traditionally, “drabble” is a term that designates a work of fanfiction that is precisely 100 words long. [See Fanlore: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Drabble ].
For the WisCon FanFic Drabble Challenge, we’ll be accepting works that are 100-250 words long, from any fandom. (Though, the challenge would be to create a work that’s exactly 100 words long — bonus points toward your No Prize if you can manage this!) These will be collected and included in a collection on the Archive of Our Own.
The challenge is open from Saturday, May 27, at 12pm
through close of con on Monday at 4pm to Monday, June 5, at 11:59pm Central Time (extended!).
Eligible works will be those that meet the following parameters:
- Fanfiction based in any fandom
- 100 – 250 words (You may also have a title that’s up to 15 words long)
- Written during WisCon weekend
Works can be submitted directly through AO3:
- You must use applicable, archive-available warnings and ratings; tagging is optional
- You can submit directly to the challenge here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/WisCon41Drabbles
- Works will be added to the collection upon moderator approval
Works can also be submitted to moderator Jess Adams by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in hardcopy by visiting the Open Writers’ Salon!
If submitting by email/hardcopy, be sure to include:
- Your name OR desired pseudonym
- A means of contact (email address, twitter handle, etc)
- Name of fandom work is under
- Ratings and relevant warnings (If necessary, the moderator will apply a rating/warning.)
You are welcome to join us at the Open Writing Salon if you need a space to compose your drabble, or want to drop it off to us! The Open Writing Salon is in the Private Dining Room in CIRC on the 1st floor. We’re open:
- Saturday: 8-10p
- Sunday: 9-11a
- Sunday: 8-10p